Bell Gallery: Bungay
Harleston & Waveney
Art Trail Winter Exhibition
Opens Monday 27th November to
Saturday 23rd December 2023
Preview Evening: Thurs 30th November from 5pm
Meet the artists: Saturday 9th December from 10am
All Welcome to Open Days/Evenings
The Gallery is open seven days a week during the exhibition from 10am until 4.30pm
40, Earsham Street, Bungay, Norfolk NR35 1AQ
Past Exhibitions: Wingfield Barns 2022
Artist friend Rachel Spender exhibited
a series of her stunning black and white photographs of the Essex salt marshes at Wingfield Barns 30 July to 4 September 2022. Using film cameras leaning out of a small aeroplane and hand printing in the darkroom, Rachel uses aerial photographs to focus on abstract patterns, textures and sculptural forms. Recent exhibitions include Firstsite Gallery, Colchester and Mill Tye Gallery, Sudbury.
About RA Schools East Anglia Group
The Royal Academy Schools East Anglia Group are artists who graduated from the RA Schools at different times since the 1950s and who now live and work in East Anglia. The group was formed in 2011 and has exhibited across the region and continues to welcome new members.
Previous exhibitions have been held at the Minories Gallery, Colchester; Halesworth Gallery; Peter Pears Gallery Aldeburgh; RE + New Woodbridge; The Old Fire Engine House, Ely; Mandell's Gallery, Norwich and Wingfield Barns, Suffolk.
In celebration of the Royal Academy Schools 250th anniversary the group published 'Legacy' designed by graduate Jelena Lukić The book is a collection of memories and images by graduates who consider how their training has impacted on their development as artists.
Many of the paintings included were shown at their recent group show at the Minories Gallery, Colchester.
A preview of each individual artist can be seen in the triangle link where copies of the book can be ordered directly from Blurb.
Behind the Scenes: Doug Kemp
Doug was in my year at Walthamstow School of Art in the 1960s and like me completed his postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy Schools. He was a senior lecturer at Loughborough College of Art and Design from 1971 to 1993.
Doug describes himself as a colour and lineman who ‘colleagues’ anything seen or felt from his life and time span - it’s called zeitgeist these days. He has just as much love of 10th Century Romanesque wall painting as the golden age of comics, all line and colour people. He is an Industrial City Painter, which used to be called a Modernist fifty years ago. Everyone has influenced him, in particular Art Deco, Ferdinand Leger and Max Beckmann.
Now in his eighties, his work output is prolific spending time every day in his Suffolk studio on large scale paintings and printmaking. His work is narrative with dark forces within a comic style. With themes that embrace retro times, his characters are simultaneously humorous, tragic, sexy and visually dynamic. His work is in private and public collections in the UK, Europe and USA.